Finding Hidden Victories...
Monday, 30 August 2010 07:37
Graniteman Events co-founder/co-director Bill Corcoran is a great guy. And a pretty darn good triathlete, too. In the un-photoshopped pic here he is proposing to the totally beautiful Heather, who could barely hear her fiance-to-be's gaspy words--Bill had just finished the Square Lake Half--because she was listening to AC/DC ("Highway to Hell") on her iPod. Bill and Heather are now blissfully married. Bill submitted this wonderful story:
MTN - Here is my race recap from the Baxter race as well as a little flavor and history about the struggle prior to and during the race. Keep in mind, I am not a writer, so feel free to scrap the whole thing as necessary. Thanks! - Bill Corcoran
Since 2004, I have had the pleasure of using this great sport we call triathlon to heal both my outer and inner wounds. After going through a tough divorce, triathlon gave me a healthy way to deal with the ever so difficult challenges that life brought me. The long workouts gave me time to pray,..
Sam & Brooke Win...
Sunday, 29 August 2010 13:01
With their victories this morning at the 8th annual Lakes Country Triathlon, totally cool people Sam Janicki and Brooke Larsen "officialized" their titles as Tri-Minnesota Series Overall Champions for 2010.
For Janicki, the win was his fifth in nine starts this season; for Larsen (photo), her fourth in eight appearances. Brooke also won the series crown in 2009.
Finishing 2nd today, just 38 seconds behind Brooke was 45-year-old Christel Kippenhan, who is also an amazingly cool person,..
A Bazillion Storylines...
Saturday, 28 August 2010 14:25
Maple Grove Triathlon - Twas an event with as many cool storylines as it had volunteers, which according to rookie race directors Lindsey (not "Lindsay") and Jeannette and volunteer coordinator Alex, probably short for Alexis or Alexandra, were "Bazillions." Here are a few:
* Novitiate pros Devon Palmer and Cathy Yndestad won the Olympic Race. For Devon, it was career victory number 9; for CY, number 46!
* Extreme handsome Robert Brown eeked out a four-second sprint victory over tenacious former pro and current elite master Jim Graif, pronounced "Grife." It was Brown's second win of the 2010 season...
Cuts & Scrapes & Barbecue...
Friday, 27 August 2010 05:00
Kingswood Race Coverage - By Steph Alcivar
This is the 3rd year of the Kingswood triathlon. The course is a .5 mile swim, 10-ish mile mountain bike, and 4 mile trail run through Camp Kingswood in Minnetrista, MN. My husband Tom and I went out a week before the race to pre-ride the course, and we were scared at what we saw. It is private land, and therefore the trails aren't open to the public to ride, and "break-it-in." So we were clearing downed trees, attempting futilely (is that a word?) to avoid attacks from the sticker burrs and stinging nettles in the way of the path, and walking our bikes through many unrideable sections. It was 90 degrees on this day, and we came across Paul Harcey, director of Camp Kingswood, working feverishly on the trail in a puddle of his own sweat. We...
Kitchy As All Get-Out...
Thursday, 26 August 2010 05:00
Race Preview - The Brainerd Lakes area is totally cool. Very lakey and verdant with plenty of fast food restaurants and places to get ice cream.
But when you think of the BLA--cool acronym for Brainerd Lakes Area--two things immediately come to mind...
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